Well-being and mental health
If you’re stressed about money, groceries, relationships, parenting or not sure where to start, call us at 780-464-4044.
Family and Community Service (FCS) call-in hours:
Monday, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Our office is not accessible to the public at this time.
Please note: FCS will be closed December 24th, 25th and 28th
Mental health is important for everyone and affects how we feel, think, act and interact with the world around us. We all want to feel safe, seen, understood and connected.
Why is mental health important?
Mental health impacts your ability to enjoy life, your self-esteem, how you appreciate the ones around you, how you deal with life challenges (stress, distress) and your connections and sense of belonging with others and your community.
By building upon our strengths and skills within ourselves and creating meaningful connections with others, we build our resiliency. Resiliency is the ability to ‘bounce back’ after we experience hardships or stress.
Resiliency can be built through having supportive people to connect with, healthy relationships, and through self-care such as physical activity, proper sleep, making time for you and eating healthy, well balanced meals.
Youth wellness kits coming November 16 to the Strathcona County Library
Are you looking for something new and fun? Check out and explore one of four wellness kits at home on your own or with supportive friends and family. Each kit is a little different than the others.
- Good Vibes Only!
Discover different ways to deal with big emotions, stress, identity and much more.
- All the Feels
Learn about friendships, social media, connection, and healthy relationships.
- Pride in my Pack
Gain knowledge about LGBTQ2S+ topics and how to be an ally.
- Creative Spirits
Try different games and activities that encompass Indigenous perspectives and their rich culture.
Kits are available to borrow with your library card at the Strathcona County Library.
Looking for ideas and resources to support your mental health
- A Place for families to share, learn, and find belonging: Strathcona County Family Resource Network Facebook page
Your place to go for current, reliable information based on today’s best knowledge, evidence and practices: Healthy Parents, Healthy Children website
Ways to move your body, practice mindfulness, expand your mind and fuel your body: Building Resilient Families by Promoting Positive Mental and Physical Health
Guide and resources to support your mental health, self-care and building resiliency: The Working Mind: Self Care and Resiliency Guide by Mental Health Commission of Canada
Subscribe to receive ongoing, daily supportive text messages at no cost: Text4Hope
Dr. Nicholas Mitchell explains how to maintain important relationships during a time of self-isolation and social distancing: AHS Mental Health Moments
Advice from AHS Addiction and Mental Health Provincial Medical Director Dr. Nicholas Mitchell: Reducing Stress and Creating New Routines Podcast
A toolkit for use by mental health staff, school administrators, and health practitioners to support the promotion of mental health in initiatives: AHS Ways to Wellness Toolkit
A Foundation dedicated to building better mental health and mental health care for people in Alberta: The Mental Health Foundation
A variety of interactive telephone-based social and health programming, free of charge. Provides opportunities for seniors to socialize, learn new skills and stay connected. New series of participant-selected topics every four months: Without Walls
Mental Health Activities to do While Physical Distancing from the Canadian Coalition for Seniors': Things to do While Physical-Distancing
Sage has compiled resources for the general public or other organizations to use for their information. SAGE Seniors Association
Free online Jigsaw Puzzles: Jigsaw Explorer
Seniors Week Information 2020: Seniors Information
- Access the library and all of its resources online: Strathcona County Library
Learn any language with fun, interactive lessons: Duolingo
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